a blogger’s Christmas gifts!

I know, Christmas is now already four weeks ago! (Wow, time is going by so fast!) But I really want to share these lovely gifts I got – gifts that warm the heart of any crafter!

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I just started knitting  – and got a huge bunch of knitting and crocheting supplies.
And buttons. I love buttons!

a blogger's xmas gifts

I love my new cutting board! It’s also perfect for tracing patterns. I started reading the pattern fitting book and have to say, it’s really good. I totally recommend it. In the next weeks I’ll write a few reviews of the sewing and pattern making books I use!

i want to meet a guy named Art…

…I’d take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, and leave.
– Jarod Kintz

If you live in London or you’re staying here at the moment and don’t hate going to museums too much, here are some wonderful current exhibitons that are mostly free!

I am planning to go to all of them over the next few weeks/months and I will keep you posted, if they were as good as they sound!


#1  Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair  It’s free!!
National Portrait Gallery – Room 33 (Trafalgar Square)
29 September 2012 – 24 March 2013

gentlemen prefer blondes

…but gentlemen marry brunettes.

While preparing an upcoming DIY bracelet tutorial, I watched “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and I’m going to give a short review of the movie before posting the tutorial (yeah, I know, my Marilyn obsession strikes once again…). 

“You DID say diamonds! – I can tell!”

The movie is based on a novel and play by Anita Loos, which was so successful it was made a Broadway play, a silent movie and a musical and ran for 740 performances during the 1949-1951 season before the movie was made in 1953.

some like it hot

… and that’s one of the reasons why I wasn’t as elated by the rustling and fragrance of falling leaves as everyone else in London seemed to be last weekend. As pretty as it is, this foretaste of autumn season made me wish for the summer to last just a tiny little bit longer.

However, for those of you, that can’t wait to spend their days inside with tea, coffee and hot chocolate, here is a film tip for the coming rainy days.